Our history and family
At the end of XIX century, Francesco Rocca started his historical business by bulk wine. In 1936 his son Angelo enhanced the wine production and built up a cellar in Nardò, Apulia. .
In the 1960's, Ernesto Rocca, Angelo’s son, bought the first bottling line and started the distribution of products under the Rocca brand.
In 1999, infatuated with Apulia and vines, he bought a farm in Leverano, in the heart of Salento.
In 2009, Rocca Family becomes the major shareholder of the historical winery Dezzani in Piedmont realizing new commercial and productive synergies.
Paolo, Marco, Luca and Matteo (Ernesto’s sons), sharing duties and responsibilities, run the family’s business, which includes also a building company and a leading trot horse stud farm. Emanuele and Ernesto Jr., sons of Luca and Marco respectively, represent proudly today the fifth generation in the wine world.